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As smooth as they come, MISTAKES is a wonderful everyday cigar.

This “smooth operator” is a dynamo that I can barely keep in stock. In fact I’ve got tons of customers who order nothing but this cigar. It’s easy to see why. MISTAKES give you premium flavor and terrific construction at a bargain price. They’re super-smooth, nice and mild, made in a top-notch factory, and darn cheap. A beauty that’s simply a great everyday cigar. Have I mentioned how inexpensive they are? Made in Nicaragua for CI exclusively, MISTAKES are gorgeous cigars rolled with Connecticut-shade wrappers and Dominican mixed fillers. Trust me, if you like pleasant, smooth, well-constructed cigars with a perfect draw....not to mention a cheap every day price, then this one’s for you. Overall it’s an extraordinarily compelling cigar for the money.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $111.00 $39.99
Corona (6.5"x42)
BDL OF 20 Backordered $120.00 $34.99
Robusto (5.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $105.00 $34.99
Torpedo (6.0"x50)
BDL OF 20 In Stock $96.00 $39.99
Overall Rating 4.49 out of 5 Based on 78 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “MISTAKES”

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5 out of 5
No Mistake
My new go to burner. Mild yet full of flavor. Very easy to draw. Great price too b
5 out of 5
Royston mistakes
Excellent cigars , will buy again
4 out of 5
mistakes ?
the only mistake I see here is that I didn't order more. I don't know much about cigars and have tried quite a few in this price range. I must tell you if you like mild cigars for a good price these are the ones to buy. I'm sure there are others and everyones taste is different but these are on the top of my list
5 out of 5
These are great everyday cigars. Great on the golf course. Smooth tasting. I will get more soon! Nice job CI.
5 out of 5
Great for the money
Great for the money
5 out of 5
Excellent mild cigar.
Excellent mild cigar.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Mistakes are great! They draw well and taste good. My 'go to' cigar for garage projects.
5 out of 5
Oh yeah!
It's really simple- enjoy great cigars at a great price.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Churchill
Good smoke, mild, burns good, draws good, will worth the price
3 out of 5
bad choice by me
much prefer the Churchill.
3 out of 5
Burns like a fuse
Ok cigar, the torpedo just burns to fast, lots of smoke and not too much flavor. Quickest burning torpedo I ever smoked. Won't order these again but probably will order the robusto's again.
5 out of 5
Not Mistakes
I think they are great
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar!
I have often bought these cigars and will continue to do so. This cigar has a nice draw and burns evenly until the end. Nice everyday cigar no matter what the time is. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
3 out of 5
Good cheap smoke
God flavor as a rule but not very consistent. Some burn fast, some burn just right. But, that's probably why they are called what they are.
5 out of 5
Pleasant for what it is
I just finished one of these knock offs and have to say it was a smooth smoke all the way with nice ash. I wouldn’t call it a go to cigar but then thats just not what its purported to be so thumbs up for what its worth.
5 out of 5
I loved them !!!!!
I loved them !!!!!
5 out of 5
Not bad
Not a bad smoke for the price. I have one at night when I walk the dog after work. So far they have all burnt and drawn well and I am half way through the bundle.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Robusto- fantastic!!!!!!!
Very nice cigar, burns well, taste fantastic for a "mistake". Not a problem with one cigar as some said. Definitely going to reorder. Thanks CI. :)
3 out of 5
Good everyday cigar.....
But really nothing special.
5 out of 5
Mistakes "Robusto"
Happy with my choice. Nice burn, great taste, good puff of smoke. Gonna reload.
5 out of 5
Best golf cigar for the $
You want a good smoke that goes 5-6 holes and is mellow for a 7 am start....this is it.
5 out of 5
MISTAKES Churchill
Love these cigars. Good draw, mild to medium cigar will become one of my favorite everyday cigars. Great buy!
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
These are nice, mild smoking cigars that burn evenly. I highly recommend these.
5 out of 5
Good cigars for the price
This is a good every day cigar that you can't beat for the price
3 out of 5
Good cigar, thin wrapper
Biggest problem is that the wrapper tears when it's cut. Otherwise it's quite good.
5 out of 5
Great Mistakes are great
If you buy these "mistakes" you will love them good taste
5 out of 5
Good every day smoke.
This is my 1st time purchasing these & am very pleasantly surprised. The flavor is very nice & the construction is good througout the burn. I will buy these again.
2 out of 5
strong and cheap
not even good for the golf course.
5 out of 5
Great little cigar
Consistent quality, smooth and easy. Great buy.
5 out of 5
Churchill Mistakes
I really enjoyed the cigars and recommend to friend who enjoy a reasonably price cigar
1 out of 5
I'm disappointed in these cigars.
I'm disappointed in these cigars. I have only tried five of them and every one was terrible. The wrappers split and peel off, the cigar burns crooked and will die out in a few seconds if not puffed on constantly. Very poorly made cigar.
3 out of 5
very good
These smoke easy with a good draw. Not all of them of course. A few in the bundle you just gotta toss.
4 out of 5
Very Good Smoke
I found these to be mild to medium, good tastes with consistent burn. Color varies but overall well worth money for golf course smoke.
5 out of 5
Descent Smoke
this is my go to smoke, as a man of less distinct taste. It's a nice, mild cigar with maybe a bit of bite, burns true and is is, well cheap like me. And hey nothing wrong with a cheap cigar; it lets the other ones rest for something special. Seriously these are consistently good and well worth checking out.
5 out of 5
Very smooth cigars for a very affordable price.
4 out of 5
I've had name brands that weren't as consistent.
A nice long Corona with an enjoyable mild flavor. A pretty consistent smoke for the money. Occasionally I get one offering a loose draw, but you have to expect that from a Mistake now and then.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Churchill
No mistakes with these cigars! He loves them!
3 out of 5
They are mistakes to me
Not bad, not good, I made a mistake buying these. Live and learn.
5 out of 5
My breakfast smoke
Always a good draw...perfect length for my commute!
5 out of 5
No mistake
Nice smooth draw,mild smoke that can't be beet for the price.
5 out of 5
small price, big rewards
Love this smooth , creamy corona. The easy draw provides a lot of smoke with minimal effort. The Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper allows for fairly pleasant taste. I have another brand corona which is very similar to the Mistake both in price and enjoyment. Did order two bundles of Mistakes Robusto and very pleased with this cigar, though I prefer a smaller ring size. For the money, it's tough to find other cigars any better than these Mistakes. JR Alternatives match the Mistakes for price and performance for me. Both great cigars for the cost
1 out of 5
A Mistake!
A very aptly named cigar. My mistake was buying it. I have always gotten great value and great cigars from CI; this was definitely not one of them. I am going to give them away anonymously. I think I'll stick with brand names going forward.
4 out of 5
The cigars are usually great, smooth and very good. This time however they came crumbled up.
3 out of 5
JP Flash
Just got my first shipment of Mistakes robusto and tried a couple over the weekend. A good mild smoke for early in the day or just hanging out with a cold one. They have a fairly good burn and for the price you can't go wrong here. So far so good! I will definitely be purchasing again when I run out.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Churchill
Nice tasting, good burning flavorful cigar. Well worth the price. Has become a favorite of mine.
5 out of 5
reliable service
fast shipping. Cigars price/value unbeatable
5 out of 5
Great Mistakes
Very enjoyable everyday cigar. Mild and consistent in taste and structure.
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the money
5 out of 5
Great taste and a smooth
Great taste and a smooth smoke. Great deal.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Robusto
Excellent daily cigar, smooth draw & flavor. A definite buy!
3 out of 5
Nice looking cigar, nice wrapper and good general appearence, but...
I found these cigars too tightly rolled, a blocked draw and uneven burn on several of the ones I smoked. I had to toss one that burned up on entire side of the body. They do have a nice aroma and taste, however, but I don't think I will order these again.
5 out of 5
No mistakes here
Really nice everyday smoke. Good clean draw and even burn. 5 stars
4 out of 5
a good mild everyday cigar.
a good mild everyday cigar. you can't beat it for the price. the local cigar store sells cigars of much lesser quality for about 20% more money.
5 out of 5
Great Bargain
First time but not the last. Great taste and value.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Torpedo Cigar
I can not believe how good, nice, light and mild these are. I have reordered several times and will continue to do so.
3 out of 5
not to bad
not to bad
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
These are an excellent mild everyday smoke you can afford.
5 out of 5
Very good everyday cigar
For the money....this is a very good value for an every day cigar!
5 out of 5
Very good cigar.
Very good taste, easy draw. Best Buy for the money
5 out of 5
Good service.
My cigars have always arrived as ordered and on time.
5 out of 5
i am completely satisfied with the service that I have received from your co.
5 out of 5
Mistakes aren't
These are great, smooth cigars. They burn nice and have a great flavor. You can't beat the price either!
5 out of 5
mistakes corona
cigars were ok burn good stays lit don't know if I would buy again not my size.
5 out of 5
Smoking these on Ole Rocky Top!
Great cigar. mellow, burns great and affordable. I will buy this again.
3 out of 5
Yard work cigar.
Priced right, good tasting & aroma but very loosely rolled so burn too quickly.
5 out of 5
I rate these a 10 out of 10!
Buy these! Great tasting and mild cigars all the way down to the nub!
5 out of 5
no mistake
Consistent, easy draw, mild, this is coming from a guy that's thrown away $10 cigars that have turned sour halfway.
5 out of 5
mmmmm good
the only cigar i ever order. good draw good burn and mild.
5 out of 5
Been looking at these for awhile. My lose! Great anytime cigar. As they say in Massachusetts, they are Wicked!
5 out of 5
What a nice cigar, never could tell that was a mistake
4 out of 5
My Order
The cigars were very fast getting to me. Good every day cigar. I have ordered these more than once.
5 out of 5
Smooth everday cigar
You will not regret ordering these. I was a little hesitant at first but after the first one I knew I had found my everyday cigar. Clean burn and smooth flavor.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Torpedo
A good daily smoke. Very smooth and burns perfect for me. Like the price. It is a great value.
5 out of 5
Mistakes Robusto
I have discovered that this cigar is a perfect every day smoke, the price vs quality I found to be outstanding. I will always buy them, I love these cigars.
5 out of 5
These are a good every day cigar at an affordable price. They are well crafted and of uniform consistency. I will be buying more!
5 out of 5
Good cigars
Good sticks. Lots of smoke. A bit of a after taste but for the price very good.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
C I Mistakes
they're a very good cigar with a mild taste good and inexpensive price.
Customer Testimonials
These have been good firm cigars with an easy draw; good for work and cheap enough to share with co workers. They have gotten me free lunch more than once.
I'm more a fan of medium cigars, but these weren't bad for a mild cigar. I do have to agree with another review that they are soft and burn quickly. For the price, there are better options available.
A good buy for the buck. Medium strength, snug wrap, a nice smoke. Will buy more.
Excellent cigar for the price!
I have a humidor (the secret to all cigars as far as better flavor) and everything humidifies for 20 days and I just gotta tell you...I have a bunch of expensive cigars, (I used to smoke Cohibas), but I keep going back to 'Mistakes' and I cannot believe how good they are! I don't know why, I don't know how to describe it, but they are just really nice if you like a very mild, nice tasting, cigar!
I ordered a bundle of the churchills. All I can say is that these things are everything they're advertised to be and more! Nice mild-medium smoke, good flavor, VERY solid construction on every single stick in my first bundle. Considering the price, I put these in my top five and would definitely choose them over much, much more expensive sticks. I love 'em, simple as that. Second bundle is on it's way!
Great cigar that's all I order.
These are surprisingly good cigars! I don't have the gift for words that many of the writers on this website possess, so I'll just stop by saying I'd definitely buy these again.
These cigars are a great value. They are one of my everyday go to's and you can't beat the price for a torpedo.
A very tasty cigar at a very good price. You won't go wrong with these.
I must be losing my taste for these cigars. I am a confirmed mild smoker, but this latest batch has left me un-interested. Taste is a little spicy, aroma is good, but this batch has had an uneven smoke and seems a little soft. For the price, it's still a good smoke, but I'm just not liking them like I used to.
Amazing cigar for the price! Very smooth, medium flavorful smoke, even burn. Great buy will buy again.
Not as good as used to be, but still a good cigar.
These are a very tasty smoke ... very mild ... BUT, NOT well constructed. I have smoked only 1 of the 20 I bought, but it was very soft and loose and several others feel to be the same. Maybe some time in the humi will help. Good starter smoke.
I'm kind of new to the cigar thing. I like the mild-med. cigars, and a friend told me to try your MISTAKES, and since my first draw on one I have to say I am very pleased, ok happy!! Nice stick and will be ordering more for my rotation. Thanx CI
Purchased the Robustos. Nice and smooth smokes. Found them to be more on the mild side but still very enjoyable everyday smoke.
....All I want in a cigar is a nice mild taste, good draw, and good burn. MISTAKES fit the bill quite nicely. I like the Churchills a little better than the Torpedos, but I've finally found a great go-to cigar at a great price. I've read that description a hundred times on other cigars, but this is the first time I've found one that delivers every time so far.
A good likey....!!!
The Mistake Corona is my every day, go-to cigar. Its got a great burn, great taste, fits well in the hand, just perfect for Sunday afternoon grilling! Just make sure you let these fine babies settle in the humidor for a week or two before you smoke 'em--you won't be disappointed. One of the best cigars for the money in my book.
I've smoked close to 200 of these cigars and have had only 2 duds ! They have a great draw, a nice even burn, and pack a decent flavor. I like to slip on a band from one of the 'super premiums', hand them out to some friends, then listen to them pontificate on the virtues of 'such' brand. Never ceases to make me grin ! This is probably the most consistent of any brand I've smoked. I keep at least 20 in my box at all times.
For the price a very nice smoke. Good taste even burn. My only complaint would be inconsistent draw, either to loose or too tight. Only every other one draws just right, but for the price, I can't really complain.
Okay, so I admit to bad-mouthing these initially. I got a bundle of the robustos 8 months ago, and found them to be a bit on the sour side; not my cup of tea. So, I let them sit (neglected and forgotten) in a baggy at the bottom of my cooler, until they caught my eye this morning. I had one on the drive in to work this morning, and nubbed it. I'm not saying this is an excellent cigar, but for what it is, it performed extremely well: draw was perfect, burn was perfect, flavor was actually good with no longer any sourness that I could detect, volume of smoke was ridiculously good. If you purchase these, let them sit. I most likely will not buy these again, but I promise I will bad-mouth them no longer.
Ordered my first bundle of these a week ago and smoked one while loading the humidor. Great draw and flavor. A good and tasty smoke that will be a regular in the rotation, particularly for golf outings at a price that you can surely stand to pass a few around.
Bought a bundle of these and quite frankly I am disappointed. Burn evenly but quickly and smell rather good, but taste is very mediocre and these puppies get soft really fast. I shoulda spent a little more and bought some decent smokes. I am sure my cigar-ignorant golf buddies will appreciate these soon-to-be "freebies" handed to them even if I do not.
I help run a cigar club at Fire HQ were I'm assigned and we try to stick to a 2 to 3 dollar price point.Thanks to CI I'm able to get some great cigars and keep the troops happy. I tried these "MISTAKES" a couple years ago and recalled they were pretty good so I ordered a bundle for the club.those schmucks loved them!!!now I have to keep the humi stocked with em, makes sense cuz one look at my shift and you'll see we look like GODS MISTAKE!! but we get the job done just like these cigars.thanks CI !!!
A smooth and flavorful smoke with a nice, even burn. Really rich, creamy smoke. I nurtured these babies in the box for a good two months before smoking and they were outstanding...and you just can't beat the price.
Well I tried giving these several tries, but each time it seemed like I had taken a big lick off the desert plains...
Based on the reviews I decided to try these. I mostly smoke RP, Padron, Don Pepin, etc. I was looking for something decent to hand out to friends when they stop by. I got tired of giving out premium cigars to people who can't appreciate them. Well, I tried one of these last night and I was pretty much blown away. Mellow and silky smooth the whole way through. Nice draw and ash the entire distance. I highly recommend these any day.
Very nice smoke! MISTAKES are no mistake!
There is no B.S. here. I have smoked very expensive cigars over the years and for the past year i have been smoking the CI Mistakes. I will put this cigar up against any of those expensive cigars. Perfect draw,smooth taste,and you can put that cigar down and come back to it several minits later and it is still burning. Please dont raise the price C.I.
Wow. Great price, Great cigar.(CI Mistakes) I was surprised. This will be one that refills the humidor. Can't go wrong here. Enjoy Boys.
I just received my latest shipment and have smoked about ten of them. Damn good everyday smokes, which has always been my experience with this brand. In fact, I'm heading outside to my patio to toast one right now. I'd recommend "Mistakes" to any cigar guy who just wants a plain yet satsifying smoke to soothe his soul at the end of a long and hectic day.
I tried a bundle of the "Mistakes" line of cigars after reading all of the other reviews. I have to say overall this cigar is my all time favorite for the money. I've tried most of the premium mild Dominican cigars out there and I keep coming back to my go to "mistake". Well done CI!
Mistakes ? Why do you call these Cigars mistakes. Well, I have smoked better, but I can't remember any cigar I have ever injoyed smoking, better for such a resonal price. Thats why I look forward to receiving your monthly Catalog,there is always something interesting to read about Cigars from around the Planet. Your writing Staff is great. I love sitting on my terrace, smoking a great Cigar and reading your Catalog. They are informant, and humorous. Great job guys, your why I love C I International. I Thank You.....
Mistakes?? The only mistake here is the one I made not ordering these sooner. A great cigar at a great price!!
I was shocked when I fired the first one up (MISTAKES). From the review you tend to get the idea that this is a lightweight cigar. But these are more like welterweights with some spice. Very smooth and nice.
Don't try these cigars (MISTAKES) because they are cheap try them because they are great cigars! They are as smooth as they come and very similar in flavor to Monti Cristo or Buterra. Don't let the name put you off!
I love a good cigar while I'm relaxing and usually spend $4 to $8 per stick to find something satisfying. It was your "As smooth as they come!" remark about MISTAKES that caught my eye,(I like a smooth cigar), so I tried them. WOW! Was I surprised. This cigar is as good as any $5 cigar I've smoked. Keep'em coming friends! EB of Berwick, Pa.
Wow! Definitely change the name (MISTAKES)! By no means a MISTAKE. Very pleasant taste, VERY smooth, even burn all the way down. A definite every day cigar.
Can I just say----I love them (MISTAKES)!! Haven't been this excited since I smoked a macanudo. Taste, draw, ash...all perfect. Will be ordering these as a standard shipment. Well done!!!
After only two cigars from my first order,a recent second order of torpedoes (MISTAKES) is making it's case for becoming my every-other day cigar!
These cigars (Mistakes) are certainly not a "mistake"! I like every thing about the torpedos. The construction, the color, the draw, the smooth and consistant taste, and last but certainly not least, the price. Excellent cigar for the money!
Just received an order of Henrik Kelner "Mistakes", the torpedo size . This is the second time that I've ordered and I just love 'em ! I just think for the money that they're the best cigar. Don't tell anybody how good they are because I don't want the price to go up. Thank you!
I've enjoyed these cigars (MISTAKES) Churchills so much so have re-ordered several times. Had my brother-in-law try and hooked him. He now buys them himself. Taste like a more expensive Dominican (LaGloria). Sometimes they have "soft" spots but that doesn't affect the way they burn or taste.
I normally don't smoke much, but these cigars (MISTAKES) were so good, I went through them in no time. They all burned perfectly, and I enjoyed the taste of almost all of them. I think maybe there were one or two that didn't taste great in four bundles. They taste better than many 4 buck a piece sticks out there.
A great value cigar in the robusto (Mistakes). It has all the qualities, easy draw, even burn, good consistent flavor and decent construction. The after taste will sometimes linger but that's the tradeoff for all the good in it.


Do I look like a guineau-pig? Well, I sure feel like one. This month, I've been given the "pleasure" to try a brand that got messed up. Yes, this thing was destined for the dumpster and it gets put on my desk. Gee thanks!

You can read the story of how we got these by clicking the link above. In short, it's designed to be a Knock-off of the Dominican Montecristo in flavor and appearance. Unfortunately, they goofed (b/c we could really use an alternative to the high-priced Montecristo.) It's a a mixed-filler cigar with a slightly burned CT-shade leaf (that looks like a Sumatra instead), loosely filled, but pretty. Yes, I said pretty. It's not offensive in appearance, the name is offensive - Montecristo "Mistakes". I can't smoke a friggin mistake. With great hesitation, and a mean-ass look from the higher-ups, I look forward to this like I look forward to preparing my tax returns.

I'm trying the torpedo "Mistake" at 6" and about 50 ring. It resembles the Montecristo No. 2 in shape-only. The wrapper is somewhat silky like the Montecristo, but it's too damn dark. It lights up like a torch - keep your arms and legs inside the moving tram, this is going to be quite a ride. The cigar is lit in 2 seconds MAX. Whoah!!! The smoke that bellows from this baby just smoked out my office mate. Sorry Larry - mucho smoko! I wasn't expecting it, my office cube now looks likes a head shop. I could really use a lava lamp to add to the ambience. Anyway, I digress.

The smoke is fulfilling (and a little overwhelming), but quite mild in flavor. The burn is perfect - dark grey ash that holds surprisingly well for a mixed-filler cigar. The flavor holds its own, but won't knock your socks off. It burns fast and smooth. With the ridiculously low temperatures we've had up here in the Northeast, you can get in and out without freezing your butt off. I warn you, don't light this inside, your wife will flip - I'm not kidding about the smoke. The taste leaves a slight tingle in the back of the tongue. I can't identify it and it's not offensive - it actually adds a bit to the flavor.

I can't emphasize enough how well this thing burns. I only have 1/4 left and it has held very well. Other than the loose-fill, you would never know this is a mixed-filler cigar. It's a shame this was a mistake. We could sell these for $60 or $70 a bundle if it wasn't a "mistake." I need to talk to management, we need to change the name.

I just found out they're selling these for about $30 a bundle. That's a good deal. Since I lost my shirt last week at poker, I'm going to bring a bundle of these, take off the bands, and tell them their Cuban Montecristos. They'll never know the difference. Don't think of this brand as a "Mistake" and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Oh, how do I summarize thee:
- mucho smoko! Don't smoke this in the house
- silky, Sumatra-looking Connecticut-shade wrapper
- quick smoke
- good theory, bad execution
- well worth a $1.50 per stick